A change in the world starts from within
The labour or International Workers’ Day, it is a big day to make a difference. Nevertheless, beautiful speeches without actions are pointless. Mostly on such days, great leaders around the world are out with the masses making their fine-tuned speeches written full of promises by some PR agency. The most powerful man on Earth, the American President Obama, is no exception. His loud voice undoubtedly prepared and guided by agencies of political advisers. A good speech requires a problematic yet powerful point to inspire the audience. I could not make a great speech, English is a complicated language even for Brits, Americans, and not my mother tongue, and however, reaching a larger audience is something that forces my trying. Anyhow, “the most important thing is not to be right pr win an argument, but to do the right thing,” said Ibsen, the Norwegian play writer. Henrik Ibsen was always defending those suffering.
Gandhi spoke and took action
Another remarkable man is Gandhi, who changed the world, not only India with the ancient Hindu non-violence philosophy and Gandhian view; he never spoke a word without action. He believed that a person could make a difference; Gandhi did not care about laws that interfered with humanity and unfairness. The first day Gandhi arrived in South Africa was being arrested when taking the train, a sign said “only for white people” without doubt Gandhi provoked and took a seat. Gandhi was not physically a big man. Nevertheless, his strength was doing the right thing, never afraid of having a different opinion than the compact majority. Gandhi is the master, as few men already walked the path before us; we only need to follow as humble students. A thousand speeches are pointless unless actions made upon words spoken. Read as many books as you like, without actions just a waste of time. I think I made my point clear are you ready for action President Obama?
Are you willing to sacrifice everything doing the right thing?
Honestly, Obama is you sure the message delivered and take your promises into performance because with great powers comes significant responsibilities, dare to act despite the fear of failing or hope for success makes the difference. I have no respect for those failed rather than never dared. Because we are, living in a difficult time, being excellent is risking not being popular, humanity needs as corporate greed, corruption, and a few wealthy families are turning Earth into hell when it could be paradise. Human’s intelligence surpasses animals, why do we commit suicide when we know it and do nothing about it. A predator such as a lion never manages to eat all the food in the natural habitat because the lions would starve to death. Humans are using all resources leaving nothing to the next generation, do we have a story to tell the future generations will suffer because of desire before needs. We are unable to prevent global warming, its already too late, we have to learn to live with it, Earth will survive and restore systems after all Gaia is a grand old lady, lived 4.5 billion years and have 500 million more years to live before the radiation from the sun becomes significantly warmer not possible to sustain life. Are you ready to scarify an excellent experience to benefit others? Because every change starts from within, only you are the change you wish to see in the world.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” Gandhi
Two thousand five hundred years ago, Prince Siddhartha should find a way to escape his desire and become known as Buddha the enlightened one. Buddha found a way to live peacefully and in harmony with nature and regarded himself sharing the same right as any living being, neither superior nor weaker, only when we manage to escape our desire and self-centeredness can cycle of life continue. Humans do not need to save the environment, but life. Therefore, humanity is here for nature; nature is here for all life. Living a simple life does not mean living a miserable life; less is more. Everything interconnected how we behave today will carry the fruits of the future. A new ecological order living a life for others is, as Einstein stated the only life worth living. “Moving away from self-centeredness, sharing the wealth, responsible for ourselves, agree upon a simple lifestyle reduce human sufferings” Buddhist Statement on Ecology 1996
We are from the beginning humans are dreamers; the difference is making dreams come true; all life interconnected in time and space, share the same DNA and never need to feel alone. A man is not an island, start making the bridges for change, OK is never a great result, try harder, longer and differently, cherish absurd ideas and never stop asking the silly questions or give up. Gandhi reminds never give up his quote on change one of the finest ever spoken.